Pros Great screen
Very Nice Head Phones
Beats is cool
Cons Screen seems to smudge more then my Bionic.
Not crazy about Sense.
Need an extra attachment to connect to your TV.
Needs Nexflix HD on the screen.
Summary It not the thinnest or lightest but it feels good in your hand. For Verizon customers in the US it has the fastest processor, the first with 720p resolution, Highest pixel density, it will be getting ICS, I like the Beats feature, o ya and a free set of $100 headphones. Sense can be a bit much but I'm adjusting.
Pros >Very Fast!!
>Screen is beautiful
>Thinner than I thought (I had heard so much about how bulky it was)
>Battery life is pretty good
>Had it on my desk and everyone that walked by wanted to know what it was. They all like the look.
Cons >Low profile buttons are not that easy.
>Onboard storage is called sdcard and your sdcard is called sdcard2
>Scrolling through panes is too sensitive
>Thought the new Sense would have a little more to it.
>Wish SD-card slot was external
Summary I'm not a big music buff, so I'm sorry I cant talk about that (I'll probably sell the ear buds to get $100 off the phone). I love the feel, the ease of use, and the interface. I love that there are custom made docks and cases (OEM) already for it.
Good audio quality (for talking to people)
Can use 3G to move data even while on a phone call
Lets the user change the battery
Can accept an extra capacity battery
Cons Its big
Could be louder for phone calls
Power button is hard to find and press
Volume rocker is hard to find and press
Soft keys are not always lit and are sometimes hard to find
Blotware all over it
Summary I don't care much for social media and I don't use my phone to listen to music. Nor do I watch video. Sometimes I use the web browser, but not often. Very occasionally I'll take a pic. So, I want a phone that can handle phone calls, email, my Google cal and texting very well. Also, I use Google Docs.
So the actual phone part is important to me, as is moving data for work purposes. This is the basis of my review. The headphones have not even come out fo the box yet.
This phone does all of the above. This phone and Thunderbolt are the only two phones for Verizon that will use 3G to move data even while I am talking to someone. So, when I am on a 90 minute call the phone is still picking up my email and syncing my cals (which are updated by coworkers). I can read and send email while talking, which means I can take a pic of a piece of equipment and send it, or receive one, without having to call back. Very handy. Yes, LTE does this, but we have only slight LTE coverage here as of yet. Where I do have LTE, I saw in a quick test 11 Mb/s up and 4 Mb/s down. Others reported faster speeds, but this is absolutely fine for my purposes.
I don't care for Sense, so I replaced it with Launcher Pro. I wish I could delete all the bloatware from it, but I can't. As others have noted, the power and volume switches are hard to find and use. The softkeys don't always stay lit, so they can be hard to find also.
I would like to volume of the person I am talking with to be louder but it is acceptable. People tell me my voice quality is fine. The speaker phone is so-so.
I really fail to understand why each new phone has to be larger than the prior one. I liked the Blackberry pearl. It was small, with a small screen, but because I was mostly concerned with text and email, it was just fine. This phone, like the RZAR and Bionic and Galexy Nexus and Thunderbolt are what I consider to be physically HUGE. For those who surf or game or watch video, that's great, but I'm sure I am not the only one who would trade all that for a much smaller phone. This is especially true since I see everyone lugging an iPad around. How many big screens does one person need to carry?
I will admit that when I am looking at Google Docs, usually looking up something, the big screen makes things easier. Still, I could live with the smaller screen when looking stuff up in exchange for the benefits of a smaller phone.
I came from an original Droid. I rarely used the keyboard, mostly because I was planning to use it for linux server maint, but it lacked some important keys. I know this has been fixed on Droid 3, but i just didn't use the keyboard enough to justify getting another one. Compared to teh Droid, this phone is heaven. Its fast and does not hang.
I am not sure I can comment on the battery life yet. I have ben playing with it quite a bit the past few days so the battery wore down quick. I'll probably end up with the extended battery, which is one of the reasons I chose this over the RAZR.
Hope this helps, good luck!
Pros Big screen, fast enough for games
Cons No button to hang up. Easy to get stuck in a call you didnt want. Terrible sound.
Summary I would rather have Verizon's cheapest phone than keep this abomination of poor mechanical design.
Pros HD screen, 4G LTE
Cons Very bad battery life, frequently gets HOT, no Jelly Bean upgrade, Beats audio overrated with cheap earbuds, and did I say poor battery life? Who wants a phone that you're reluctant to use because the battery will die... defeats the whole purpose!!!
Summary This phone has some nice features (camera, screen) and finally (after waiting 9 months) got the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade... but the phone is soooo 2011. It will not get the Jelly Bean upgrade, battery dies quickly, is very bulky in your pocket, gets hot in your pocket for no apparent reason (even without runaway apps running), and the whole Beats audio thing is overrated (only works with music app too). If I was going to buy a new phone, I would run away from the Rezound. It is 2 years old and HTC will not upgrade the software further than ICS. Go with a Galaxy S3 or iphone 5, you'll be much happier and won't have buyer's remorse for 2 long years while you're stuck in a contract with Verizon.